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“74 percent of all unique titles each sold fewer than 10 copies” Scary Stuff!

Barry Rooke

October 22nd, 2013

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An old friend passed the link along here, and I can share her fear around the industry.  I have been running 3 record labels since 2007, and can honestly say I have only had a handful of releases of the 150 full EPs, Artist Albums […]

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The End is Near….Says Al Weissics’rdwho?er Whatever his name is

Barry Rooke

September 9th, 2013

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So my earlier post here talked about one of the “WTF” EDM moments, and then I get this email (PS. I was pulled off his other e-mail list, this came to me through another address) which said “Mr” Al Walser is quitting EDM to go to […]

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1st World DJ Problems

Barry Rooke

September 4th, 2013

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I should check my promo email more often.  

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Above & Beyond’s “Group Therapy” Is An Invitation to Being Social

Barry Rooke

August 24th, 2013

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Late last year, the super trance trio of Above & Beyond announced their radio show Trance Around the World was coming to an end.   The result was panic across the digital world about why they would quit.  Were they breaking up?  Were they going to […]

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Commentary: Promoters – Friends or….Promoters

Barry Rooke

August 16th, 2013

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Social media is by definition, social.  So its no surprise that the line between customer and friend can easily blur and shift.   The rise of Twitter and Facebook have produced the online social butterfly who’s (at first, unofficial)  invite you out to a night […]

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Commentary: Cry Dj’s – Show Some Respect

Barry Rooke

August 9th, 2013

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I was doing some research to find a way to fix my lpd8 midi controller I use for some production when I came across this post below. http://forum.djtechtools.com/showthread.php?t=8645 if you want to check out the whole thing.   So my post to you “BANGERS” (which is […]

Commentary – So the DJ Mag voting has begun….

Miss Ampz

July 25th, 2013

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Unless you’ve been living on a rock for the last week, or don’t ‘like’ or follow ANY DJs/producers on Facebook/Twitter/etc, you’ve seen many of these artist’s posts related to voting for them in DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 poll. I’ve spent the week observing their […]

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Commentary: Buy Yourself a Remix by a “Grammy” Nominate Artist

Barry Rooke

July 23rd, 2013

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So I got this email a few days ago, and it just seemed to pile on about how fake and a joke the new “EDM” culture is.  First of all, read the e-mail and then well talk below.   Ok – So if you have […]

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Commentary: The Epitomy of Selling Out

Miss Ampz

July 15th, 2013

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I wish this were a joke that some troll producer or fan whipped up to prank the EDM world. I truly do. I can understand why Paris Hilton would push for a ‘dj’ career, since she will do anything trendy that will make her money. […]

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Commentary: The Current State of the Beatport Top 100

Miss Ampz

July 15th, 2013

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Do you ever scroll down the list of the Beatport Top 100, press the preview button, and think, ‘This song sounds like something else I’ve heard’ – be it a week ago or literally a couple songs ago? Do you ever get sick of the […]

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